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October 2019

A Good Reason Columbus Day Should Be Indigenous Peoples Day Today by The Eastern Woodlands Fusion We're reprinting an earlier article, one by Doug George-Kanentiio. Akwesasne Mohawk. It documents the beginning of the dehumanizing relocation and genocide of Native Americans by the European powers. All this began with Columbus' arrival. It was and still is wrong. Amends should be made,... Read more →

Trivia questions from Presidential historian Steve Schecter Our Questions: Who was our first President with red hair? How many Presidents hold a U.S. patent and name the President(s)? Bonus: What was the patent for? The only U.S. President whose first language was not English? Enjoy. Scroll down for the answers, if you wish: Answers: George Washington. 2nd- Thomas Jefferson. Washington's... Read more →

2020 Poses Even Higher Water Levels in the Great Lakes by Marc A. Cirigliano The high water levels of the Great Lakes? We've already discussed this issue at some length. Bear in mind, we observed earlier: As The Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program (GLISA) has found, “since 1900, total annual precipitation has increased by 11% in the U.S.... Read more →

Can We Ever Get Off Fossil Fuels? by Marc A. Cirigliano As David Roberts has written over at Vox, "Low-carbon options for heavy industry like steel and cement are scarce and expensive." "Truly defeating climate change will mean getting to net-zero carbon emissions and eventually negative emissions. That means decarbonizing everything. Every economic sector. Every use of fossil fuels," Roberts... Read more →

Environmental Good & Bad: Dolphins and Trout Return, Sewage Dumped into Fresh Waterways by Marc A. Cirigliano Some good, but some really bad news in the Eastern Woodland waterways. On the good, the dolphins and trout have returned! In Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes, the Freshwater Bottlenose Dolphin is on the rise. As Mike Murphy, a scientist with... Read more →

Symphony of the Songbird by Thresa Clinton It's a crescendo of complimentary songs; whistles are met with staccato chirps, whirls with echoing wood pecks and all of it emphasized with the fluttering of wings and shifting of responding cries. This symphony is nature's own surround sound in this shaded woodland, hidden away from the stresses and distractions of the chaotic... Read more →

Trump Fails His Oath of Office: Shattering the Promise of the Constitution’s Preamble by Marc A. Cirigliano Photo from USA Today Trump has failed his Oath of Office. He has not, as the Oath states, carried out what he swore to do: I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and... Read more →

Cheyenne Loch's Photos of Italy's Stelvio Pass by Marc A. Cirigliano Cheyenne Loch Podium Portrait courtesy of SG Snowboards. German World Cup alpine snowboarder Cheyenne Loch has been training for the upcoming World Cup season of parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom at the Stevio Pass in northern Italy along the Swiss border in Italy's semi-autonomous South Tyrol province. Interestingly,... Read more →

Published under Fair Use. ...from Foreign Affairs: Climate Change Is Already Killing Us How Our Warmer and Wetter Planet Is Getting Sicker and Deadlier by the Day by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, follow him @drtedros. Photo: Women are treated for respiratory problems at a hospital in New Delhi, November 2018 by Anushree Fadnavis / Reuters... Read more →